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35                                 BEBEILION IN 1668 A.D.
religions meditation, persistently addressed Mnrad by the royal title as the
recognized successor of SMhjahan. The evening was spent at the banquet;
and wlie- the wine cap had begun to circulate freely, the pious Aurangzeb,
feigning religions scruples, begged permission to retire. It would have been
well for Murad had he also regarded the prohibition of the Kurdn. The
stupor of intoxication soon overpowered him, and he was only restored to
consciousness by a contemptuous kick from the foot of the brother who had
just declared himself his faithful vassal That same night the unfortunate
Munul, heavily fettered, was sent a prisoner to Delhi and thrown into the
fortress of Salim-garh.* He, too, was subsequently removed to Gwaliar and
there murdered.
In spite of the agreeable reminiscences   which a man of AurangzeVs
temperament must have cherished in connection with a place where an act of
such unnatural perfidy had been successfully accomplished, his fanaticism was
not a whit mitigated in favour of the city of Mathura.    In 1668, a local
rebellion afforded him a fit pretext for a crusade against Hinduism.     The
insurgents had mustered at Sahor35-f* a village in the Maha-ban pargana, where
(as we learn from the Maasiri-i-Alamgiri) the Governor Abd-un-Nabi advanced
to meet them,    " He was at first victorious, and succeeded in killing the ring-
leaders ; but in the middle of the fight he was struck by a bullet, and died the
death of a martyr.**   It was he who, in the year 1661, had founded the Jama
Mosjid, "which still remain*, and Is tlie most conspicuous building in the city
which has grown up around it.    He was followed in office by Saff-Shikan
Khiin; "but as he was not able to suppress the revolt, which began to assume
formidable dimensions, he -was removed at the end of the year 1669, and Hasan
AH Khan appointed Faujdar in his place.    The ringleader of the disturbances,
a Jat, by name Kokila, who had plundered the Sa'dabad pargana, and was
regarded as the instrument of Abd-un-Xabfs death, fell into the hands of the
new Governor's Deputy, Shaikh Razi-ud-din, and was sent to Agra and there
* Beraier, on whose narrative the above paragraph is founded, calls Salim-garh by the very
English-looking name * Slinger;' a fine illustration of the absurdity of the phonetic system.
By phonetic spelling I mean any arbitrary attempt to represent by written characters the sound
of a word as pronounced by the voice without reference to its etymology. This would seem to be
the most natural me of the term ; bat as critics hare objected, I add this explanation.
t .As is always the case when an attempt is made to identify the local names mentioned by
nay historian who writes in the Persian character, it is extremely uncertain whether Sahora is
milj the tillage intended. The word as given in the manuscript begins with  and ends with a,
and hu aar in the middle ; but beyond that much it is impossible to predicate anything with
certainty about it